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Long overdue for the area, this summer will see Cumbria Woodlands host our biggest and best ever ‘Cumbria Forestry Festival’, taking place at the beautiful Hutton-in-the-Forest Estate, Penrith on Sunday 21st July. This is a festival to celebrate our hardworking, talented and passionate forestry sector and includes the UK Loggers annual competition. This nationally-recognised logging competition features the felling of 35 high-standing timber poles, which will then be moved around the site using various methods of extraction such as horseloggers, an Oxtrac skidder, a tractor and trailer winch, and an Alstor 8x8 forwarder.

The timber will be delivered to a range of different machinery such as a Woodmizer sawmill, Truncator sawhorse, Cordmaster firewood processor, woodchipper and blowing machine, and charcoal barrels, where demos will be given to showcase the chain of harvesting this sustainable resource, through to the many different end uses of wood.

Everybody is welcome

The event is free entry and open to all. We are aiming to attract, as the main audience, the forestry sector in and around Cumbria including our expansive database of woodland owners, forestry training participants, contractors and primary users of wood. The Festival’s aims include raising awareness within the forestry sector of a variety of equipment, techniques, innovation and networks, as well as educating the general public about the sustainability of locally produced timber products, woodfuel, woodland management and the benefits well managed woodland can bring. There will be a wide range of entertainment for all the family including the logging competition, an archery range, greenwood craft demos and forest storytellers.

Book a free stand

If you would like to book a free stand at the event, or would like to discuss demonstrating some of your equipment on the day then please email sarah@cumbriawoodlands.co.uk to request a booking form.

It is going to be a great event and we’re really looking forward to showcasing the best of forestry in Cumbria. See you there!

2 comments

  • Tiree Dawson

    17 June 2013, 11.26am

    Looking forward to coming along and taking photos for you - sounds great!

  • Cyril (Sid) Rigg

    21 June 2013, 1.30am

    I don't work in forestry of woodland but I love the countryside, I work at sellafield in a building with not many windows, I have all ways been interested in horse logging and given the chance would love to have a go, would realy love to come along and see how it all works from tree to plank or fire

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